Sunday, April 25, 2010

Rounding another corner

Curriculum selection for 2010-2011 is under way here at Purple Heart Academy. We're currently hunting for a good grammar program - that's about it.

Looks like the tentative roll call for "2nd Grade" will be:

Math ~ Math U See (if it ain't broke, why fix it? - we LOVE this program!!!)

History ~ Homemade program. We're moving into my "specialty" areas in history and I'm greatly looking forward to just having fun with history instead of trying to "conform" to a curriculum that just doesn't light J3 up.

Science ~ Homemade program. Same as above - the "official" texts just made us sad so we're sticking with our own homemade program that's directed delight driven.

Language Arts ~ Reading to coincide with the history and science.

Spelling ~ Still in Question - leaning towards Spelling Workouts.

Grammar ~ LOVE Language Fundamentals by Evan Moor - I think that's going to be a DEFINITE program for us this year....but still debating with some other good stuff.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Hard to Believe

We're down to "catching up" on Math (thanks MUS!) and other than that schooling has derailed...I'm okay with that.

We're doing a "home assessment" of our own based on grade "standards" in a few weeks. I'm going to create a "self-report card" so that I can look back and see what we have mastered vs. where we were when we brought him home.

I'm glad to have the chance to do this and KNOW that we're doing it right. There isn't a single subject where we haven't made immense strides of progress...

But more importantly - we're a FAMILY again. We CHOOSE this life...and I couldn't be happier with it.

I almost gave it all up a few days ago with the chance of a "good job".

I was out of my mind.